Lake Home Tour: Living Room - Part 1

Lake Home Tour: Living Room - Part 1

Hello friends! We have some exciting news! Today's post marks the first of a new mini series to which we will show you our lake home tour, room by room and today we are tackling the living room! But first, a brief history lesson...

For the last 30 some years we had been going to the grandparents (Kim's parents) lake home compound  (a former resort with multiple cabins on the property, perfect for the extended family) every summer. Some of our fondest memories were hanging out with the entire family on the lake, tubing, water skiing, grilling etc etc!. As time went by all the grandkids grew up and became too busy to keep coming to the cabin so as we know, all good things must come to an end and the grandparents sold this property. They down sized to a smaller cabin on the lake but it doesn't have room for the whole extended family.  

This caused our family to think well, lets get our own place so that our kids/ grandkids will someday get to enjoy a place on the lake just like we did.

In 2013 we bought a lake home North of the Twin Cities. The home was already beautiful and move-in ready but we were set out to make a few cosmetic changes to fit our style. The home was very old world themed when we moved in- not very fitting for a lake home in our humble opinions. We were on a mission to brighten up the space and give it a lake cottage feel!

The very first thing we did was tweak the living room! The biggest eye sore of this space were the built-ins. They were a honey colored wood with black trim. There were glass shelves and glass doors that gave the built ins a very formal look. The shelving was used for the previous owners china but they had a TV in the mix...a slightly odd combo if you ask us!

Before

Lake Home Tour: Living Room - Part 1

We wanted a more casual look with open shelving so we hired a carpenter to build wood shelves, wood doors, and paint the built ins white! This is what it looked like after! We loved the results but the wall color was still throwing us off a bit...

Progress

Lake Home Tour: Living Room - Part 1

While we lived with the yellow walls for a couple of years, we finally decided to freshen it up so we  painted the walls white last summer (Natural Choice by Sherwin Williams) and boy did that make a difference!

Here is the final result!!

After

Lake Home Tour: Living Room - Part 1
Lake Home Tour: Living Room - Part 1
Lake Home Tour: Living Room - Part 1
Lake Home Tour: Living Room - Part 1

As you can see we kept all our furniture very neutral and used accessories to bring in some color. We went with an aqua blue color to bring into the room as we thought it was a fitting color for lake life and summer time (since we spend most of our time here in the summer's).

Lake Home Tour: Living Room - Part 1
Lake Home Tour: Living Room - Part 1

Blue glass, and wood textures bring balance to the space. Burlap and rope textures give a natural organic beachy feel that keep things casual and relaxed.

Lake Home Tour: Living Room - Part 1

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It's truly amazing what a little paint can do! It truly transformed the space and we couldn't be happier.  We hope you enjoyed this mini before and after and tour of our living room. To stay up to date with future posts of our Lake home Tour please subscribe to our blog in the sidebar!

Until next time.

XO

Kim & Lacey

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It's that time of year where Nordstrom has their much anticipated Anniversary sale and we have picked out our favorites to share with you all! For Nordstrom card holders the early access sale goes on from July 13th -20th. The sale is open to the Public starting Friday, July 21st and ending Sunday, August 6th! 

Nordstrom really has it all so a sale like this is the time to think ahead and plan your purchases for any future needs. Whether you have an upcoming event that you need a special occasion dress for, back to school shopping, or even beauty product refills now is the time!

A few things we are looking to buy are a couple designer handbags that we have been eyeing for quite some time now. I have been wanting the black Louise et Cie purse for months and now is the time to get it as it is 50% off! WOOHOO!

Another item we  are looking to buy are those more high end good quality black booties. Now we know it's still summer but in a few short months it will be time to actually wear them so we are getting these bad boys now when they are on sale! Along with the boots we are looking at solid basics like a leather jacket and paige denim jeans (these are such good quality)!

We included a couple beauty products that we have been thinking about getting for awhile now, which are lash growth serum and Charlotte Tilbury lipstick. We keep hearing really great things about both these products so in the cart they go!

As far as home decor goes we are definitely looking at some fun statement pieces and accessories to spruce up and add some pizazz to our space. The gold bar cart and funky mirror would add so much glam to our space. We also are looking at cute homey things like an adorable picnic basket and recipe box! Sometimes when the cutest little things are on sale you just gotta get em :)

So enough chit chat, here are all our picks and favorites from the Nordstrom sale! Like we said now is the time to buy and save some money!

Hope you enjoyed some of our favorite picks from the Nordstrom sale!! Thanks so much for reading and happy shopping :)

XO

Lacey & Kim

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